Francis E. Greenier

13 years ago

    Greenier, Francis E., 87, January 30, 2011.  Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls.  Spring interment with full military honors will be at Sherman Corner Cemetery.
PT Francis GreenierAmerican Flag Color    SHERMAN – Francis E. Greenier, 87, died Jan. 30, 2011, in Houlton, with his family at his side. He was born April 7, 1923, in Fort Fairfield, son of Archie and Mary Elizabeth (Tardy) Greenier.
    As a boy growing up in Fort Fairfield, Francis enjoyed fishing the Aroostook River and hunting the local farmlands. He volunteered for service in the U.S. Army shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. After basic training and infantry school, Francis was assigned to the 10th Armored Division, 20th Armored Infantry, CCA, serving as a squad leader for a machine gun squad. He proudly served his country in the Rhineland, Ardennes and Central Europe campaigns. His awards include the Expert Infantry Badge, the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, European African Middle Eastern Theater Campaign Medal and Expert Lt. Machine Gunner Badge.
    After being discharged from the Army he returned to Fort Fairfield and worked as a mechanic for Dexter S. Jenkins and Sons. In 1955 he moved to Sherman, where he married Esther Rae McNally, and they raised their four children. He worked at Sherman Lumber from 1957 until his retirement in 1988.
    In addition to his wife of Sherman, he is survived by one daughter, Gail Greenier of Patten; one son, Robert Greenier of New Limerick; five grandchildren, Craig, Jason, KayLee, Dylan and Mollie; two sisters, Jacqueline Deschesne of Fort Fairfield and Anna Pelkey of Island Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; and two sons, Leonard and David.
    Friends may call 1-2 p.m. Thursday at Bowers Funeral Home, Island Falls, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Spring interment with full military honors will be at Sherman Corner Cemetery.